Wait & See … ?

If the light at the end of the tunnel is really a train coming down the track, “wait and see” is a really bad idea. But they say, “Patience is a virtue,” don’t they? It seems patience is a two-edged sword. Patience can be a virtue for the vintner waiting for a great wine to […]

Jamestown Businesses Eye Tariffs

Jamestown Businesses Eye Tariffs

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Greater Jamestown and Chautauqua County make many products sold around the world and use many products made around the world. “Anything that shakes the world shakes us,” a local employer told the Jamestown Gazette last week. “Washington’s new tariffs are a big deal!” Jamestown lost a third of its population and […]

It’s All Relative

It’s All Relative

Contributed by Walt Picket, Martz/Kohl Board of Directors If you want to stay young forever, it’s easy… just travel at the speed of light! Einstein’s famous Theory of Relativity says so. That, and many other amazing and startling facts were predicted by Albert Einstein’s theories, the general and specific theories of relativity, and none have […]

Festivals of the Summer: Celebrating a Rich Heritage

Festivals of the Summer: Celebrating a Rich Heritage

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Jamestown was not built in a day, and not by a single culture. The people who built the city were proud to be American, all with high hopes to build something new and better. Ninety-nine percent of Greater Jamestown’s residents are U.S. citizens. Traditions from each heritage, however, do create a […]

E Pluribus Unum

E Pluribus Unum

Out of many, One. This simple phrase has been considered the unofficial motto of the United States since it was first incorporated into the Great Seal of the United States as a flowing banner clasped in the beak of the American Eagle. That phrase originally meant that the original Thirteen Colonies were united in a new, […]

Ouch

Ouch

  “Don’t play with that, you’ll put your eye out.” Remember that one when you were a kid? Or how about “Don’t touch that! You’ll get burned.” And what about the standard parental warning that was specially created for July 4? “Don’t hold that in your hand when you light that fuse. You’ll blow your […]

Happy Birthday America: Chautauqua County Celebrates July 4

Happy Birthday America: Chautauqua County Celebrates July 4

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Not many people get to celebrate a 242nd birthday. July 4th 2018 will be another big Yankee Doodle Dandy party day for the U.S.A. Happy Birthday! Communities all across Chautauqua County are once again hosting their own version of the national celebration with parades, cookouts, music festivals, outdoor games and, of course, […]

Some Roads Go Nowhere…

One of the oldest sayings about roads is, “All roads lead to Rome.” History buffs may say the original of that was something more like, “A thousand roads lead men forever to Rome.” Well, Rome is someplace, isn’t it? It’s hard to imagine any road that doesn’t go somewhere. Except maybe a dead end. But […]

Go Ahead… Start Something!

If you’re going to start something, make sure you’re ready. Unless there is an emergency, it’s just not smart to start something until you’re ready. That’s why “ready” and “set” come before “go.” And that is why an opportunity can actually be an invitation to a disaster. Most opportunities do not make appointments. If you […]

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